Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

March 24th, 2013


Smoothie with ginger and turmeric

I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone of my traditional ‘green’ smoothies and try some new recipes. I think I hit a home-run on the first try!

Anti-inflammatory ingredients:

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and it has the active ingredient curcumin which is used widely in cooking in South Asia.   Curcumin is known for it’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Turmeric itself has anti-bacteria and anti-fungal properties. 

Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory .  Has also been shown in clinical studies to reduce nausea better than placebo.  So if you are pregnant and having trouble keeping food down this smoothie may be just the thing

Flax and chia seeds contain omega 3 fatty acids which are also potent anti-inflammtory aids.



1 1/2 Cups of unsweetened almond or coconut milk

1 Frozen banana

1 Handfull walnuts

1 Handful pecans

1/4–1/2 Inch fresh ginger root

1/4-1/2 Inch fresh turmeric root

1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Tablespoon fresh macca powder

1 Tablespoon chia seeds

1 Tablespoon flax seeds



Place the nut milk in blender first then add the above ingredients.  I chose to lightly peal the ginger and turmeric root.  If you have a Vitamix you will not need to grind the nuts or seeds prior.  If you do not have a powerful blender then I recommend grinding nuts and seeds in a coffee grinder before placing them in the blender.

This recipe is approved on The Myers Way® Candida Protocol, Paleo Protocol, and Standard Protocol.



If you’s like to have some greens in your smoothie – I made it this morning and added 2 large handfuls of baby spinach.  It was equally as good!

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 This is an awesome anti-inflammatory smoothie and I hope you enjoy it!

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  • Amely Greeven

    That is a cool mix of ingredients – turmeric root! Who’da thought? And thanks for the coffee grinder tip.

    • Amy Myers, MD


      • ron

        Can you convert the amount of ginger and tumeric root to using the powder from a bottle?

  • Meagan

    Where can you find tumeric root and what does it look like?

    • Amy Myers, MD

      I got it at whole foods. It’s a root like ginger. But orange inside. There is some in the photo I posted.

      • Meagan

        Thanks, I figured I’d try WFM but it’s definitely a rare thing to find!

  • Dexter Yard

    Just a suggestion. The light blue typing on the posting is difficult to read on my laptop. Go to black and all will be well.

    • Amy Myers, MD

      done! thanks!

  • Mark Holmes

    looks tasty. I had been thinking about adding ginger to my smoothie. Here’s one I had this morning- 2 scoops JJ Virgin vanilla protein powder, 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 scoop Mighty Maca greens, 1/2 avocado, 1T unrefined virgin coconut oil, 60g of organic strawberries, 1 tsp of L-glutamine, 1 cup kale. Sometimes I will throw in 1/2 teaspoon tumeric or add 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon. Also will on occasion add 1T chia seeds or ground flaxseed. Love my morning smoothies.

    • Amy Myers, MD

      Awesome thanks!

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